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About Walt

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    Lansing, MI
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    Retired Machinist

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  1. So who plowed today?

    I decided since it will be in the upper 30's each of the next few days I should clean up the street before I did the drive ways and side walks. I did bust out my Troybilt two stage snow blower to dress up along the curb to make sure any melt can run down the road to the storm drains I cleared. My little Briggs motor impressed me when I decided I would clear the sidewalk around the property next to me that hadn't been cleared yet this season. Got me around 4 hours of seat time today.
  2. Waiting for snow

    While at Menards on Monday I seen they currently have a Stanley 1 amp tender on clearance I believe it was priced at 11.99.
  3. Waiting for snow

    I have a small 1 amp auto but I use it for an occasional slow maintenance charge on deep cell boat battery, and will do same to my truck that is in garage for this winter. As for my tractors battery I bought one from Menards last year or the year before and have never had a starting issue in my unheated garage. Only time I have had to charge it was this fall when I decided to pull the deck and mount the blade. I hadn't started my tractor in 6 or 7 months since one of the grand kids was using my john deer walk behind to mow a few of the lawns around here including mine.
  4. So who plowed today?

    I have had the pleasure of plowing 4 times this year. The first time I got 2 passes made on both sides of the road to open street to full width. Then did the side walks on both sides of street. But on my second time pushing up my kids drive across the street the lift didn't lift blade at end of pass and had to switch to my blower to finish hers' and my drives. It took me longer to remove the cover than it did to see the cotter pin had came out of the trunnion in the upper lift arm than it did to replace the cotter pin. On Saturday I felt like a kid chomping at the bit to play with their favorite toy I was up looking out the front door every 15 minutes or so looking at the fresh snow I got to clear that day. Today was the best tho it started to snow last night and I have gotten to plow 3 to 4 inches two times today. It is still snowing and blowing out there so I get to play in the snow again tomorrow.
  5. Key Off Stays Running

    The lug on the end of that wire had broken off and sure enough it was just hanging there took about 5 minutes to replace the end and reattach it to the spade it was originally connected to.
  6. I haven't ran my tractor since last spring due to a couple of my Grand Kids wanting to earn some money I let them use the walk behind to mow a few lawns. Yesterday I pulled both walk behind snow blowers out of the shed to prep them for upcoming winter. After I that I rolled my tractor out of the garage to start getting it ready for snow. I had to char battery it since it had set for 6 months or so. Once that was done and fuel was filling the fuel line it started fine. I let it run for a bit while getting lawn edger and shovel rounded up for today. When I went to shut tractor down I turned the key to off position and tractor stayed running turned it on and off couple of times and it continued to run. I lifted the seat and engaged the PTO and the tractor still stayed running. Do any of you have a direction for me to focus on when I dig into the cause of this over next few days while the rain keeps me from working with out a roof over my head. Tractor is a 1980 1100 Special with a BS engine.
  7. Snowblower

    I agree with bob and here is why. I picked up a snow thrower that was going to be scrapped for 40.00 and just like your's it was for a vertical shaft tractor. I spent quite a bit of time summer of 2016 converting it to run using my tractor. You will need to relocate at least one drive shaft bearing mount location and make a new drive shaft, oh and since the sprocket is welded on the original drive shaft plan on buying a new one. Then you will need to buy two more idler sprockets to reverse the auger rotation. You will need to buy a belt tensioner and spring mounting those was probably the only easy part of the process. The tensioners are no longer sold I lucked out and got one off a parts thrower. You either have to enlarge the opening were the chain goes from the drive shaft to the auger or relocate it depending on drive shaft bearing mount locations you choose. You will need a much longer chain. So unless you have access to a mill a lathe a welder some engineering skills and a lot of free time and 3 to 400.00 dollars your willing to put into the conversion look for one that will work on your tractor. Key when looking for a different snow thrower is if drive shaft is mounted low it is for vertical shaft engine and when mounted high it is for the horizontal shaft engines.
  8. The city saying they will fix the side walks last year to keep people from tripping where the tree roots have caused them to heave. I have only seen one spot on the east side were I live that Lansing's Public Works has done anything too. All they did was to put asphalt on both sides of were it heaved. Starting last year I put a edge marker in on all 4 corners of were the sections of side walk has raised allowing me to ease up to and lift the blade the blade over obstruction. I also do along gutter in the street since city plows either fail to come through our area or stay 3 to 4 feet from the curb and use markers to show were the trees have pushed the curb to cause same obstruction but from the side.
  9. That was what I thought when I looked at it.
  10. Dozer Blade Angle Handle

    Mine was bent when I got it and hit the brake pedal so I reversed the bend to clear it. Then some time later last fall T-MO needed help with making one for his. I posted drawings I made with measurements to his post asking for help. He then did 3D drawings of it. So I would suggest you contact him or look for that thread to see if that would work in your case.
  11. NOS Decks for Sale

    I just double checked put in wheel horse as 2 words it does not show up using wheelhorse.
  12. NOS Decks for Sale

    First Secondly this thread is from 2009 and as I read through it I don't think he bought any of them. I did happen to see this on CL last night if it is along what your looking for check Grand Rapids of west Mich CL.
  13. Big show adventure

    No problem I was glad to be able to hook ya up. I even had a nice visit with Glen when I ran them out to his house.
  14. Big show adventure

    Did you get with Glen Pettit?
  15. got a freebe tonight!

    WHeelhorseman1000 sells the flag check vendors section.